Tri Travel will be hosting two tours in Kona for the February 6 and October 9, 2021 events. Join our 10-day tours and let our experts help you achieve your IRONMAN World Championship dreams.
For the first time since 1982, the IRONMAN World Championship will hold two races in the one year. In February 1982, Scott Tinley and Kathleen McCartney took the line honours before Dave Scott turned the tables in the October race, winning in a record time of 9:08:23 while the USA’s Julie Leach won the women’s race.
So now in 2021 we will see Kona become the epicentre of triathlon twice with Tri Travel celebrating 20 years of IRONMAN World Championship Tours at the February 6 race. Tri Travel will also look after athletes, friends and family in October and we are delighted to offer a 10-night tour option to both events. With an athlete finish rate of over 99%, our seamless travel experience and information-rich tour is a proven formula for success.
Tour Dates February race: Friday 29 January – Monday 8 February 2021 (10 nights)
Tour Dates October race: Friday 1 October – Monday 11 October 2021 (10 nights)
This event needs no introduction, The IRONMAN World Championship is your moment on the world stage and the result of incredible work. Centred on the dedication and courage exhibited by athletes who demonstrate the IRONMAN mantra that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, over 2000 athletes embark on the 140.6-mile journey each year that presents the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit to earn the title of IRONMAN.
The famous Tri Travel Hawaii Tour has been running since 2000. During this time we have helped thousands of athletes complete their Kona journey, and are proud to say our athlete finish rate is over 99%, because when it comes to Kona, experience counts. Race week in Hawaii is unique, and Tri Travel help our athletes navigate the event schedule so they can optimize their race preparations.
This 10-day tour provides support for both first timers and returning athletes to Hawaii. This tour is perfect for athletes and their families to enjoy all the spoils of the IRONMAN World Championship experience, make new friends and enjoy the best of Hawaii.
When it comes to Kona, we know what works, and our itinerary is designed around our proven winning formula.
We are pleased to offer a 10-night tour and accommodation package, with the following inclusions.
- 10-nights’ accommodation
- All airport transfers (meet and greet on arrival)
- Guided by experience tour leaders
- Full course orientations and catered training sessions
- Tri Travel Welcome Dinner
- Tri Travel Celebration Breakfast
- Supporters Function
- Race Day Spectator Bus
- Exclusive tour merchandise, produced by partner Wyn Republic
- Access to massage services
- Access to bike mechanics
- Opportunity to book group flights
Throughout the tour, our team of experienced Tour Leaders will be on hand to provide support, advice and assist you with all your race week needs.
Tri Travel also offer a range of travel solutions, including pre and post race tours and travel, the best flight options and discounted travel insurance.
Each year Tri Travel book the best accommodation in the best locations for all of our tour members and we have great accommodation for both February and October. Our accommodation options have been hand picked over the past 20 years and offers convenience and comfort for our tour guests.
Kona Seaside is an oceanfront hotel situated in the heart of Kona. Shops, restaurants, entertainment and ocean activities are only a few steps away. The hotel is located within a 200 metre walk to the race start, finish and transition, and opposite the welcome banquet, awards ceremony and registration.
Royal Kona Resort
Situated facing the Pacific Ocean on Kailua Bay and within 600m of the event start/finish area, the Royal Kona Hotel boasts an outdoor swimming pool, an on-site restaurant and rooms offering mountain and ocean views. Rooms are decorated in soft colours with rich wood accents and offer comfortable verandas.
Hale Kona Kai
Kona Pacific, situated approximately 5 minutes out of the main hub of Kailua-Kona, is in an ideal location close to shops and great restaurants. Kona Pacific condos are both comfortable, incredibly spacious and are situated on the ocean. Most Pacific Condos have shared or private access to a swimming pool.
The Kona Pacific is 800m from race start.
The Sea Village is an ocean front condo complex situated 2km from the race start, with an ocean front pool, spa and BBQ area. The complex has a choice of one and two bedroom fully self contained apartments and is ideal for families.
The west coast of Hawaii is known as the “Kona Side” and Kailua-Kona is the lively centre of it all. This historic seaside town sits in the middle of the Kona coast.
All visitors to Kona arrive via Hawaiian inter-island flights. The Kona Airport is about 30 minutes from the township of Kona, and Tri Travel provide transfers for all of our tour members.
Tri Travel are the Hawaii experts and we offer a range of travel solutions, including pre and post race tours and travel, the best flight options and discounted travel insurance.
Australian visitors to the United States, for business or tourism, staying 90 days or less, do not need to obtain a visa. However an online travel authorisation needs to be obtained through ESTA, which is a quick, free internet application with authorisation received within a few minutes.
Now, because of its central location and tropical weather it has transformed into a lively town that is the activity capital of the Big Island. It is the city on the Big Island that is best equipped for tourism, but still retains the ‘old Hawaii’ feel with none of the high rises or large shopping centres the Waikiki has.
There are many shops and markets selling locally produced items and there is a good offering of restaurants. Relax and look at the waves crashing over the black lava rocks while sipping from a cup of the world-famous Kona coffee, or have some freshly caught ahi (tuna) at one of the seaside restaurants.